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Family Sacrificed Gold for the Cause

In Brazil, my wife and I met an 85-year-old Brazilian woman who wore a ring that looked as if it were made from inexpensive tin. The ring had on it a name I didn't know and then a date: 1932. I was getting ready to ask about the ring when my wife, Katherine, beat me to it saying, "Dõna Maria Julia, what does that ring signify? Where did that ring come from?"

She leaned back in her chair and told ...

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